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How can I gauge the supportability and reliability of a package before introducing it to a project? [closed]

I recently found a package (JavaBuilders) that I like and I think will help develop on my project but it has some issues: No longer being developed (last commit on github >1 year ago) Lack of ...
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Too many technologies … too little time to learn them all [closed]

I like to learn everything about computer technologies, but if you look at the popular list of tags of StackOverflow for example: There's no way on earth i'm ever going to understand them all. I ...
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Building web apps in server-side vs client-side vs hybrid? [closed]

There are currently multiple approaches for building web applications: 1. Server-side only This is a classical approach where you render pages on the server by a web framework like Ruby on Rails, ...
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What are some pointers for choosing the right project to work on [closed]

Sometimes I come across situations where I am given a list of projects and I have to choose one to work on. This could be a programming contest, job interview or a professional environment. Given that ...
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How to choose between lightweight or heavyweight framework for web application

In my current role as a software developer in a Java/Spring/Hibernate/JSF shop, I am sometimes asked to develop large-scale web apps with many interfacing systems and/or large databases as well as ...
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Choosing a suitable language and framework [closed]

I'm writing a small webpage that will allow the user to download small tools to run locally, I'm thinking what might be a suitable choice of language for the small tools. There will be a rather large ...
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What are the cons of using XML for GUI development? [closed]

I'm hoping this question fits within the scope of Programmers SE and that it's not too open ended. I've always hated GUI design. I don't mean to offend anyone, but I've hated CSS/HTML, I've hated ...
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starting project with growth in mind. [closed]

I have an idea for a web application and have some good people keen to get involved. I will be doing most of the code at the start and have a few years experience with some quite large projects. I ...
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How can I convince my boss that ANSI C is inadequate for our new project? [closed]

A few months ago, we started developing an app to control an in-house developed test equipment and record a set of measurements. It should have a simple UI, and would likely require threads due to the ...
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What operating systems are used in airplanes, and what programming languages are they developed in?

I was wondering if anyone knows what is the operating system used in commercial airplanes (say Boeing or Airbus). Also, what is the (preferred) real-time programing language? I heard that Ada is used ...
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Should an analysis be technology-agnostic?

I had an argument yesterday with one of my colleagues. He (a business-analyst, previously a programmer) thinks that he should be aware of the technology used to implement the system, so he can take ...
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What to answer to a customer who asks which one of two equivalent technologies must be used?

As a freelancer, I am often asked by my customers what they must choose between similar elements, neither of which being better than another. Examples: “Do I need my e-commerce website be in PHP ...
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Is PhoneGap scalable?

I'm a front-end developer that is looking into mobile apps development. When I'm searching for ways getting into app development PhoneGap comes as first and most familiar language stack development ...
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Where to go after Adobe Flex? [closed]

After this post http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2011/11/your-questions-about-flex.html and especially this paragraph: ... Does Adobe recommend we use Flex or HTML5 for our enterprise application ...
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How does EF 4.1 stack up against ADO.NET SQL for stored procedures?

This question is solely about using these technologies against stored procedures. I've been doing quite a bit of reading on pitting these two against each other, and far more than anything I've been ...